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A New Year’s Resolution: Protecting the Nation’s Waters for Wildlife

12/17/2010 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

In this season of New Year’s resolutions, we call upon the Obama Administration to resolve  to fix the broken Clean Water Act by restoring protection to the Nation’s wetlands, lakes, and streams that wildlife and people depend on. When Congress […] Read more >

New Book Celebrates the “Living Waters of Texas”

12/3/2010 // By NWF

Two National Wildlife Federation staff members have essays in a new book that celebrates Texas waters. Read more >

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Don’t Drink the Water?

10/15/2010 // By Jennifer Janssen

Do you consider clean drinking water a given? I know that on most days, I turn on the tap without worry. But across the globe and throughout the U.S, millions are without access to clean drinking water or are having […] Read more >

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We’re Not As Clean As We Think We Are: The Case For Protecting All Waters

10/15/2010 // By Caroline Wick

The results of a report published in Nature magazine earlier this month confirms what many of us already know: our waters are in rough shape.  According to the report, 80% of the world’s population faces threatened water security—and that includes […] Read more >

America Loses 80,000 Acres of Wetlands Annually: Will 2010 be any different?

1/8/2010 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

America loses approximately 80,000 acres of wetlands annually; 125 square miles every year. Want to do something about it? Be one of 80,000 people to sign a petition to President Obama, urging the Administration to restore protections for the nation’s […] Read more >

Launching America’s Great Waters Coalition

12/9/2009 // By Max Greenberg

The National Wildlife Federation joined more than 30 other organizations and nine — count ‘em, nine — members of Congress from across the country yesterday to launch America’s Great Waters Coalition, representing 9 large U.S. water ecosystems–the Gulf of Maine, […] Read more >

NYT Report Confirms: Clean Water Act Protection Slips for Americans

9/15/2009 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Imagine not being able to bathe your children with tap water for fear they will break out in painful rashes, or having to use bottled water to brush your teeth so that the chemicals do not wear off the enamel. It […] Read more >

Water Pollution Dampens Summer Fun

8/19/2009 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

August: the month where every spare moment is spent around water—swimming, fishing, boating, beachcombing. As summer wanes, you might consider how much clean streams, lakes and beaches mean to you and your loved ones. Sadly, this moment of reflection is […] Read more >

Water Quality as a Way of Life

7/16/2009 // By Julia Marden

Here’s a story for the history books: In 1983, our government set water planning policies that determined how we create water projects–and they’re still in place today. But as you and I know, the world has changed. There are more […] Read more >

‘Trayless’ Trend Continues

4/29/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

This may only happen once, but we've scooped the New York Times. Today's article on trayless dining at universities is good, but nothing earth-shattering if you read ours (Students Have Their Hands Full Saving Food, Energy and Water) in the […] Read more >